Threat Database Adware '024-7718-0138' Pop-Ups

'024-7718-0138' Pop-Ups

By GoldSparrow in Adware

Web surfers that experience the '024-7718-0138' pop-up windows in browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explore, Edge, Opera, and Mozilla Firefox should ignore them. The '024-7718-0138' pop-up windows may be presented on a background that is a screenshot of and suggests that your PC is blocked due to 'suspicious activity on the device.' Web surfers may be redirected to pages that host the '024-7718-0138' messages created by browser hijackers to display bad advertisements. We have seen the '024-7718-0138' messages on ha08ds17456[.]club. The site is registered to the IP address: and further investigation revealed that it has clones loaded on the same IP, which includes:

  • 45can[.]com
  • 6094567[.]top
  • habercioyunlarin[.]xyz

The IP address is associated with security issues that date back to 2015, and most cases involve pornographic materials. Researchers suspect that the '024-7718-0138' notifications may be shown after you click on ads on adult-rated portals. The pages that are used to present the '024-7718-0138' alerts have embedded a JavaScript code that has bugs and may cause aberrant browser behavior. For example, users that have the '024-7718-0138' pop-up on their screens may be unable to use their bookmarks, switch between tabs and resize their browser screen. Experts note that such pages are crafted to make the browser reload content continuously, and users may see several instances of their browser in the Task Manager. The unresponsive browser may lead users to think that their PCs are blocked from the Internet. The '024-7718-0138' pop-ups may display the following text:

Error 3658a5a6c902df9
Please call us immediately at: 024 7718 0138
Please do not ignore this safety alert. If you close this page before calling us, your computer access will be disabled to prevent further damage to our network.
Your computer has alerted us that it has been infected with a spyware and a virus. Our systems detected that the following information is compromised...
> Facebook Login
> Credit Card Number
> Email Account Login
> Photos stored on this computer
You must call us immediately so that our engineers can walk you through the removal process over the phone. A certified Support agent is standing by for your call right now.
Toll Free: 024 7718 0138'

The '024-7718-0138' warnings are not legitimate, and you should not associate them with services provided by Microsoft and certified computer support centers. Certified computer support agents do not operate the 024-7718-0138 toll-free phone line. Calls to the 024-7718-0138 phone number would allow you to speak to con artists that pretend to be employees of Microsoft and wish help you to remove the '024-7718-0138' pop-ups. These 'actors' might welcome you to install a remote desktop tool and allow them to access your PC remotely. Needless to say, you might want to avoid handing control of your system to a third party that has ill intentions. Web surfers that experience the '024-7718-0138' warnings should stop the browser's process via the Task Manager and seek help from a credible anti-malware tool that can block connections to untrusted pages, delete unwanted software that may show misleading messages and improve their cyber defenses.


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